If you are looking to arrange the ultimate party, planning your perfect wedding or simply looking for great ideas to entertain people, KD Entertainments can be your trusted partner for booking entertainment.
We have provided entertainment in Carrickfergus for over 10 years and have won several awards for our excellence in business and customer service.
KD Entertainments are a professional, affordable and reliable entertainment provider in Carrickfergus. Our entertainment ideas are versatile and can be provided for any Wedding reception, Corporate Event, Party or Function throughout Carrickfergus.
Our Award winning entertainment, available in Carrickfergus includes:
Our Carrickfergus based DJs are truly professional and our main aim is to keep your guests satisfied and dancing by playing a good selection of music to suit all age groups and musical tastes.
A great idea for any event at any venue in Carrickfergus. We bring all the Fun, Excitement and Glamour of a Las Vegas Casino without the danger of losing real money! Casino Tables Include blackjack, roulette, casino war and poker.
The perfect way to entertain guests on your special day! We treat every Carrickfergus wedding booking as if it were our own, offering you a personalised service, so we can help you round off the best day of your life, the way you want to.
A stunning focal center piece for your Wedding, Corporate Event or Party! Our polished white LED starlight dancefloor contains white LED lights that twinkle throughout the event.
Great ideas for raising funds for your charity, sports club or organisation based in Carrickfergus. We put the FUN into FUNdraising!
Every Corporate Event, Conference, Team building day and Staff Party are an unique occasion. Entertainment Ideas can offer trusted advice, ideas and inspiration to make your occasion in Carrickfergus a very special one.
Looking for catering ideas? Hire our chipvan / burger van in Carrickfergus. Enjoy chipshop favourites like fish & chips, battered sausages and burgers cooked and served from our super clean chip van. We cater for parties, weddings events and festivals.
Whether you want to be the singing star of the night, or simply want your guests to join in with the fun, then look no further than our Carrickfergus based, Karaoke DJ’s.
Please contact us to check prices and availability
Why Choose KD Entertainments in Carrickfergus?
- Book with confidence – We are a professional, limited company and we use a written agreement for all our bookings to ensure reliability
- Fully Insured – £10m Public & Employers liability insurance
- Over 10 Years Experience in the Entertainment Business
- PAT Tested, Clean, Authentic and Quality equipment
- Smartly Attired, Professional Entertainers
- Direct Prices
- Recommended – We are recommended by Top Companies and Hotels throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland – See the testimonials on our Facebook page
Recommended Wedding, Party and Event Entertainment Venues in Carrickfergus:
- Clarion Hotel
- Corrs Corner Hotel
- Nortel Social Club, Newtownabbey
Why hire fun casino night, wedding disco, starlight dancefloor, chip van and karaoke in Carrickfergus?
As an urban settlement, Carrickfergus far pre-dates the capital city Belfast and was for a lengthy period both larger and more prominent than the nearby city. Belfast Lough itself was known as ‘Carrickfergus Bay’ well into the 17th century. Carrickfergus and the surrounding area was, for a time, treated as a separate county, although it is today part of County Antrim.
The historical walled town originally occupied an area of around 97,000 square metres, which now comprises the town centre, bordered by Albert Road to the west, the Marine Highway to the south, Shaftesbury Park to the north and Joymount Presbyterian Church grounds to the east. Segments of the town wall are still visible in various parts of the town and in various states of preservation. Archaeological excavations close to the walls’ foundations have yielded many artefacts that have helped historians piece together a picture of the lives of the 12th and 13th century inhabitants.
In the 5/6th century, Fergus, the son of Erc of Armoy, left the province of Ulster to form a kingdom in Scotland. Upon returning to Ulster some time afterwards, his ship ran aground on a volcanic dyke by the shore, which became loosely known as “Carraig Fhearghais” – the rock of Fergus.
Carrickfergus became an inhabited town shortly after 1170, when Anglo-Norman knight John de Courcy invaded Ulster, established his headquarters in the area and built Carrickfergus Castle on the “rock of Fergus” in 1177. The castle, which is the most prominent landmark of Carrickfergus, is widely known as one of the best-preserved Norman castles in Ireland.
Sometime between 1203 and 1205, De Courcy was expelled from Ulster by Hugh de Lacy, as authorised by King John. de Lacy oversaw the final construction of the castle, which included the gatehouse, drum towers and outer ward. It was at this time that he established the nearby St Nicholas’ Church. de Lacy was relieved of his command of the town in 1210, when King John himself arrived and placed the castle under royal authority. de Lacy eventually regained his title of Earl of Ulster in 1227, however the castle and its walled town were captured several more times following his death (in 1242) and the town largely destroyed by the Scots in 1402.
The Battle of Carrickfergus, part of the Nine Years War, took place in and around the town in November 1597. It was fought between the crown forces of Queen Elizabeth I and the Scots clan of MacDonnell, and resulted in a defeat for the English. A contemporary Elizabethan illustration of Carrickfergus shows ten tower-houses, as well as terraces of single-storey houses, some detached cottages and 70 or more Irish beehive-type huts in the town.
Sir Arthur Chichester was appointed by the Earl of Essex to govern the castle and town in 1599 and was responsible for the plantation of English and Scottish peoples in the town, as well as the building of the town wall.
In 1637 the Surveyor General of Customs issued a report compiled from accounts of customs due from each port and their “subsidiary creeks”. Of the Ulster ports on the list, Carrickfergus was first, followed by Bangor, Donaghadee, and Strangford. In the same year the town sold its customs rights – which ran from Groomsport in County Down up to Larne in County Antrim – to Belfast and this in part led to its decline in importance as the province of Ulster grew.
A plaque at the harbour commemorates the landing of William of Orange in the town in 1690.
Nevertheless, the decaying castle withstood several days of siege by the forces of William of Orange in 1689, before surrendering on 28 August. William himself subsequently landed at Carrickfergus on 14 June 1690. During the Seven Years’ War, in February 1760, the whole town was briefly captured and held to ransom by French troops landed from Francois Thurot’s naval squadron, after the defenders ran out of ammunition.
In 1912 the people of Carrickfergus turned out in their thousands to watch as the RMS Titanic made its first ever journey up the lough from its construction dock in Belfast. The famous passenger liner was anchored overnight just off the coast of Carrickfergus, before continuing on its journey.
During World War II, Northern Ireland was an important military base for United States Naval and Air Operations and a training ground for American G.I.s. The First Battalions of the elite US Rangers were activated and based in Carrickfergus for their initial training. The US Rangers Centre in nearby Boneybefore pays homage to this period in history.
Thanks to Wikipedia